Etymology
Advertisement

boustrophedon (n.)

ancient form of writing with lines alternately written left-to-right and right-to-left, 1783, Greek, literally "turning as an ox in plowing," from bous "ox" (from PIE root *gwou- "ox, bull, cow") + strephein "to turn" (from PIE root *streb(h)- "to wind, turn").

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of boustrophedon

boustrophedon (n.)
an ancient writing system: having alternate lines written in opposite directions; literally `as the ox ploughs';
From wordnet.princeton.edu

Dictionary entries near boustrophedon

bourgeoise

bourgeoisie

bourn

bourse

bouse

boustrophedon

bout

boutique

boutonniere

bovine

bovver